Jimmy Page, the Riffmaster!


Blues_Man
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Jimmy page has come up/ stole and made better, some of the best riffs of all time. I was wonderin' if anyone had any Favorites.

Mine are:

Over the hills and far away
The Ocean
Living Loving Maid (She's a woman)
Heartbreaker
Immigrant song
and Kashmir
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Originally Posted by: Blues_ManJimmy page has come up/ stole and made better, some of the best riffs of all time. I was wonderin' if anyone had any Favorites.

Mine are:

Over the hills and far away
The Ocean
Living Loving Maid (She's a woman)
Heartbreaker
Immigrant song
and Kashmir


Immigrants song
Heartbreaker
Black dog
Whole lotta love
Bring it on home
Dazed and confused,
Communication Breakdown

and many more that I can't think of,

I don't care what anybody says about Page he was the Riff Master hands down. (how many other people can you think of have made as many Memorable riffs as Page?)
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the ocean....one of my favorites of his
rock n roll
immigrant song
out on the tiles
who can forget.....though some do...trampled under foot(what was jimmy smokin'....cause i want some ;) )
night flight
in the light
black dog
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Immigrant song definitely. :)
One of these days I'm gonna find out for sure what that hissing noise is at the beginning of the song. I can't be the only person in the world who kept going over that part on the 45 when I was a kid, trying to figure out why there's 4 hissing noises just before the song starts.

My theory is that it was recorded on a 4 track and the hissing noises are tape noise. I think the engineer clicked each track on, in beat, just before the song starts because it wouldn't sound right if he threw all 4 tracks on at the same time.

Nobody ever knows what I'm talking about tho... nobody else has ever heard the noise. Just like nobody knows who Cruds the Robot is, or remembers Mr. Beeper from Rocket Ship 7. Promo the Robot? Englebit Superchick??
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I'm gonna say
-No Quarter
-Tangerine
-Stairway (even though the main line was stolen)
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Originally Posted by: schmangeImmigrant song definitely. :)
One of these days I'm gonna find out for sure what that hissing noise is at the beginning of the song. I can't be the only person in the world who kept going over that part on the 45 when I was a kid, trying to figure out why there's 4 hissing noises just before the song starts.

My theory is that it was recorded on a 4 track and the hissing noises are tape noise. I think the engineer clicked each track on, in beat, just before the song starts because it wouldn't sound right if he threw all 4 tracks on at the same time.

Nobody ever knows what I'm talking about tho... nobody else has ever heard the noise. Just like nobody knows who Cruds the Robot is, or remembers Mr. Beeper from Rocket Ship 7. Promo the Robot? Englebit Superchick??

I know exactly what you're talking about. Not sure what the sound is either.
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The fingerpicked progression at the beginning of "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" is excellent. I also like the riffs for "Heartbreaker", "Black Dog", "Kashmir" and "Dream On".
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Originally Posted by: Rsam16Immigrants song
Heartbreaker
Black dog
Whole lotta love
Bring it on home
Dazed and confused,
Communication Breakdown

and many more that I can't think of,

I don't care what anybody says about Page he was the Riff Master hands down. (how many other people can you think of have made as many Memorable riffs as Page?)



Page is THE RiffMaster! He has THE best riffs in rock history period.
I am Comfortably Numb... :D

Oh yeah...STICK IT TO THE MAN!
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I just felt I should point out that John Paul Jones came up with the Black Dog riff.
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Originally Posted by: schmangeImmigrant song definitely. :)
Nobody ever knows what I'm talking about tho... nobody else has ever heard the noise. Just like nobody knows who Cruds the Robot is, or remembers Mr. Beeper from Rocket Ship 7. Promo the Robot? Englebit Superchick??


Rocket Ship 7 with Commander Tom?
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Originally Posted by: earthman buckI just felt I should point out that John Paul Jones came up with the Black Dog riff.

Any time I get to thinkin' that I can play Classic Rock bass pretty well, I do some woodsheddin' on The Lemon Song..... :eek:

Page & Plant got most of the attention, but it was Jones & Bonham that made their stuff work. And Page was a good enough producer to know how to use that.
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Originally Posted by: LordathestringsAny time I get to thinkin' that I can play Classic Rock bass pretty well, I do some woodsheddin' on The Lemon Song..... :eek:

Page & Plant got most of the attention, but it was Jones & Bonham that made their stuff work. And Page was a good enough producer to know how to use that.

Yeah, I think every member of Zeppelin said at one point or another that Zeppelin couldn't have possibly existed with even just one of the members replaced. The way I see it, the weight of Led Zeppelin was evenly distributed on all 4 of them.
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Originally Posted by: earthman buckYeah, I think every member of Zeppelin said at one point or another that Zeppelin couldn't have possibly existed with even just one of the members replaced. The way I see it, the weight of Led Zeppelin was evenly distributed on all 4 of them.


That's why they folded when John Bonham died. ~sigh~
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Originally Posted by: LordathestringsThat's why they folded when John Bonham died. ~sigh~

Yeah, I think Bonzo was my favourite. Have you seen "Moby Dick" from the Led Zeppelin DVD? Amazing.
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hmm, back on topic:

"The Ocean".

I love wierd, funky timing! :cool:
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Moby Dick and Heartbreaker were my favourites for the longest time, but I've played them so much with my band I can't stand to hear either one anymore. I like Sick Again an awful lot.
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z0s0_jp
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Originally Posted by: schmangeImmigrant song definitely. :)
One of these days I'm gonna find out for sure what that hissing noise is at the beginning of the song. I can't be the only person in the world who kept going over that part on the 45 when I was a kid, trying to figure out why there's 4 hissing noises just before the song starts.

My theory is that it was recorded on a 4 track and the hissing noises are tape noise. I think the engineer clicked each track on, in beat, just before the song starts because it wouldn't sound right if he threw all 4 tracks on at the same time.

Nobody ever knows what I'm talking about tho... nobody else has ever heard the noise. Just like nobody knows who Cruds the Robot is, or remembers Mr. Beeper from Rocket Ship 7. Promo the Robot? Englebit Superchick??

maybe they recorded the album and it was a needle hiss.....nooooo....but that is what it sounds like to me......maybe it's SATAN???!!!???!!???
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Originally Posted by: Lordathestringshmm, back on topic:

"The Ocean".

I love wierd, funky timing! :cool:



Yeah, Bonzo's timing on that completly changed the feel of the song! It's awesome!
I am Comfortably Numb... :D

Oh yeah...STICK IT TO THE MAN!
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My favorite thing about The Ocean..The phone ringing in the background during the solo....

Here's a link to a site I found that talks about all the weird noises, voices, etc....in Zeppelin songs..It mentions the tape noise at the beginning of Immigrant song..

http://www.buckeye-web.com/ifmtl1.html#1.4
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